The answer depends on whether you plan on selling very soon or you plan on staying and enjoying the home.
If you are selling soon, I would suggest a neutral earth-tone color, such as a light tan or brown. This color would compliment the terra cotta tile floor but be darker than the light oak cabinets. I would also suggest a less expensive material such as a Formica.
If you plan on staying in the home for a while, then I would still suggest an earth-tone but possibly a bit darker with some color. Granite would be a nice choice for a hard surface as many earth-tone granites have some wonderful colors with reds, browns and sometimes even speckles of green. However, be cautious when choosing granite as the small sample used to choose may not be completely representative of the larger piece.... more